A holiday cookie exchange is a nice way to give – and receive – this holiday season. Correspondent Cindy Hval has tips and recipes to help hosts throw a successful swap. We will catch up with Luna owners William and Marcia Bond to talk about their memories as they start their 20th year in business. In the Dish, we introduce Revel 77 coffee shop and the Teppanyaki Grill and Buffet.
Also, Dave and Dan discover Hay J’s Bistro, worthy dining disguised as a gas station strip mall restaurant, in Liberty Lake.
Find more news and recipes in Wednesday’s Food section.
“Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry”
“Beasts of the Southern Wild”
“The Odd Life of Timothy Green”
“Playing for Keeps”
Today: Castle and Beckett celebrate their first Christmas together, and investigate the death of a man resembling Santa Claus on “Castle.” 10 p.m., ABC.
Tuesday: Burl Ives narrates – and sings “A Holly Jolly Christmas” – in “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” 8 p.m., CBS.
Wednesday: Holiday high jinks abound on “Suburgatory.” 9:30 p.m., ABC.
Thursday: On “Parks and Recreation,” Tom, Donna, April and Andy spy on the Gergich family Christmas party and discover Jerry has a great life – and Christie Brinkley for a wife. 9:30 p.m., NBC.
Friday: Get your Brit fix with the miniseries “Restless,” starring Michelle Dockery, Michael Gambon and Rufus Sewell. 9 p.m., Sundance Channel.
Saturday: Even sci-fi fans can get into the holiday spirit with “The 12 Disasters of Christmas.” 9 p.m., Syfy.
Sunday: Hallmark Hall of Fame gives us an orphan, a love story and a toy shop in “Christmas With Holly.” 9 p.m., ABC.
Tegan and Sara, Tuesday, Knitting Factory
Tragically Hip, Wednesday, Knitting Factory
“The Nutcracker,” Thursday through Sunday, Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox
“Poor Again … Dagnabbit!” Thursday, Bing Crosby Theater
Floater, Friday, Knitting Factory
sponsored According to two 2015 surveys, 62 percent of Americans do not have enough savings to handle an unexpected emergency, much less any long-term plans.